Click the questions below for answers to our most frequently asked questions.
When is the application period?
3 Open calls per year
Aug 1 – Sep 15 for Winter Sessions
Dec 1 – Jan 15 for Spring Sessions
May 1 – June 15 for Fall Sessions
Summer programming is reserved for Workshops and Retreats. There are no summer residencies.
Can I upload a pdf for my images?
Yes, you can upload multiple images in a pdf package. Please keep your pdfs under 5 pages. This allows you to share multiple images of one work, such as a sculpture or installation.
How many pages of writing do you allow?
5 pages at 1.15 spacing – extras may not be read.
Playwrights and screenwriters may submit up to 15 pages.
What is the letter of intent?
This is an opportunity to tell us a little about what your work is like and how you will use your time. You can describe a specific project if you have one, or you can speak more generally about your work.
I’m getting a program closed error message.
If you started an application and did not finish it from a previous open call, it is stuck on the old one. Delete that application. Click on the DIRECTORY on the left of your screen and select the current program.
I can’t get the payment to work.
Can you waive the fee?
Please contact email@example.com if the application fee poses a difficulty.
I applied before, should I change my application materials?
Each review session is done with new reviewers. You may apply with the same work or update it if it has changed since you last application.
I am a Monson Arts Alum, can I reapply?
You may apply 1 year after you attended Monson Arts.
Can two people apply as a collaboration?
Yes. If you have a collaborator, you should apply under one application so you are concidered together. Please clearly state in your letter of intent that you are working as a team. If accepted, you would each receive the stipend and a private studio as each resident does.
Can I bring a companion?
No. Due to the space sharing that happens with the residents we cannot allow partners or companions to accompany awarded residents. If you have a special circumstance for accessibility, please reach out to our team.